RunCloud Education will conduct Train-the-Trainer (TTT) programme to lecturers from 9 Premier Universities this year.
PUTRAJAYA, 8 APRIL 2019 – In efforts to reduce the knowledge gap in cloud computing and cloud deployment among Computer Science students in universities, RunCloud Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and the Department of Industrial Relations, Ministry of Education organized a briefing on RunCloud Education at the Ministry of Education, Putrajaya. The briefing was attended by lecturers from the Computer Science Faculty of 9 Premier Universities.
Muhammad Arif Tukiman, Chief Executive Officer of RunCloud Sdn Bhd, led the briefing session and highlighted that the rapid growth of cloud computing around the world has made cloud technology an important tool in everyday businesses; and thus technical skills, especially in cloud computing, is increasingly being sought after by employers. “In today’s business, the demand for this skill is increasing as many businesses in Malaysia have started implementing cloud computing in their business processes. Graduates with skills and knowledge in cloud computing will have an advantage when competing with others in securing jobs.”
As part of RunCloud Education, there will be a “Train-the-Trainer” (TTT) programme for the lecturers conducted by a professional trainer: Mr Iszuddin Ismail, President of Persatuan Usahawan Dan Industri ICT Bumiputera Malaysia (NEF) and Chief Technology Officer of Taming Tech Sdn Bhd. The lecturers, upon attending the programme, will be transferring this knowledge on cloud management/deployment to their students which they will use for their final year project and as additional skills on top of what they have learned during their studies.
Arif emphasized that the best student in this programme will be officially selected as ‘RunCloud Campus Ambassador’ where the student will receive exclusive opportunities from RunCloud which will benefit the student’s future career path. The student will also be given the opportunity for early exposure to real-world working experience through community engagements and attending networking events with partners of RunCloud.
“The 4th Industrial Revolution is a rapidly re-inventing the job landscape and RunCloud’s efforts are very much in line with MDEC’s strategy to catalyse public-private collaboration in developing local tech talents.” commented Sumitra Nair, MDEC’s Vice President for Talent and Digital Entrepreneurship, who was also present during the briefing session. “We looking forward to working with more industry players to jointly future proof our upcoming talent pool”.
RunCloud Education will be officially launched during the MDEC Tech Week from 17th to 21st June 2019. RunCloud is targeting to launch their education programme in the 4th quarter of 2019 to the US and Europe markets. Arif positively stated that RunCloud is aiming to empower 10,000 students globally by the end of 2019.